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Falcons won't settle for being a 'doormat'

TAMPA, Fla. - A year removed from finishing with their worst record in more than a decade, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not in a charitable mood when it comes to talking about the Atlanta Falcons.

December 27, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Another Petrino hired by Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas has a new pair of sibling coaches.

December 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Search for new coach may take a while

ATLANTA - Less than a year ago, the Atlanta Falcons needed less than a week to name Bobby Petrino to replace Jim Mora as the team's coach.

December 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


QB Redman still supports Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Chris Redman might be the only Atlanta Falcons player who supports Bobby Petrino.

A day after many of his teammates called the former coach "a coward" for his abrupt resignation, Redman stood by the man who helped him return to the NFL.

December 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick asked judge for second chance

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick declared "I am not the bad person or beast I've been made out to be" and asked for leniency in a letter to the federal judge who sentenced him to 23 months in prison for a dogfighting conspiracy.

Vick made his handwritten plea from jail as he awaited Monday's sentencing by Judge Henry E. Hudson. His five-page letter and several others from Vick supporters, including baseball great Hank Aaron and former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, were released by the U.S. District Court in Richmond on Thursday.

December 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons owner, GM to discuss Petrino's departure

Atlanta owner Arthur Blank and general manager Rich McKay will to hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the abrupt departure of coach Bobby Petrino, who has accepted the head coaching job at Arkansas.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Lewis gets Vick's plight

BEREA, Ohio - Jamal Lewis once lost his freedom, stripped of life's simplest pleasures by a stupid, youthful mistake. The misstep landed Cleveland's running back in prison and nearly cost him his NFL career.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bitter Falcons sound off on Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Coward. Quitter. Hypocrite. And those were some of the nicer things the Atlanta Falcons had to say about their former coach Wednesday.

Bobby Petrino left behind a bitter team and a boss who felt betrayed, skipping town to return to the college ranks with not so much as a face-to-face meeting with his players.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Thomas takes over as interim head coach

FLOWERY BRANCH - Emmitt Thomas waited a long time to serve as head coach of an NFL team.

He never could have imagined his opportunity would come this way.

December 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Blank says he felt 'betrayed' by Petrino

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons owner and CEO Arthur Blank was clearly upset at the team's South Hall headquarters Wednesday, as he addressed the untimely departure of former head coach Bobby Petrino.

Blank, who was flanked by Falcons President and General Manager Rich McKay, were probed during a press conference about the 24-hour whirlwind of events that saw Petrino resign as Falcons coach and then accept the coaching vacancy at Arkansas late Tuesday night.

December 23, 2007 | Bill Murphy | Atlanta Falcons


Flown the coop: Petrino quits as Falcons' coach, heads to Hogs

Bobby Petrino was hired Tuesday as the football coach at Arkansas, capping a whirlwind day in which he stunningly resigned from the Atlanta Falcons after just 13 games.

Petrino was hired to succeed Houston Nutt, who stepped down at Arkansas two weeks ago and became the head coach at Mississippi.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Saints 34, Falcons 14: Monday night rout

ATLANTA - The Falcons awoke to news of their disgraced quarterback being sentenced to nearly two years in prison for dogfighting.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick's NFL future in doubt

ATLANTA - Michael Vick knows where he'll be spending most of the next two years, locked away in a federal prison, doing his time for dogfighting.

December 22, 2007 | | Atlanta Falcons


Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for running a "cruel and inhumane" dogfighting ring and lying about it.

December 21, 2007 | By Larry O'Dell The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vick sentencing to be held Monday

RICHMOND - How much, if any, will Michael Vick's role as financier of a brutal dogfighting ring hurt him? What about his use of drugs while awaiting sentencing?

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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Ryan intercepted three times in 24-10 loss to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.

September 14, 2014 | Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Bengal defense aims to slow down Ryan, Falcons

CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.

September 14, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons content to share the workload in the running game

FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.

September 10, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Devin Hester shines at receiver in Falcons debut

Before the Atlanta Falcons decided to sign Devin Hester, they wanted to make sure he wasn't content just returning kickoffs and punts.

September 09, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons edge Saints on Bryant's field goal in overtime

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan has turned in plenty of impressive performances for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 07, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons eager for fresh start in season opener against Saints

ATLANTA - Say this about a rivalry: It's not much of one if both teams aren't winning on a regular basis.

September 06, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' Jones healthy, ready for season

Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.

September 04, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons QB Ryan facing questions after dismal year

FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.

September 03, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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